Friday, July 1, 2011

Vegetable Garden update

I have been real busy and have neglected my blog and also keeping up with others.  I guess it is time to reveal the ugly vegetable garden through the end of June.
 Carrots that I have been growing in window boxes are starting to get pretty good carrots on them.  The lettuce (planted too thick), the beets and the radishes were a real bust.  Got too hot in the greenhouse for the radishes.
 Tomato Row.  There are 5 potted tomatoes here and the tomatoes are starting to develop nicely and lots of blossoms.
 This is DGD Addison's Cherry tomato Plant.  DS doesn't eat tomatoes so this is hers for when she is here on weekends.  We need to get it to DS's house before it won't fit in anyone's car.
 The Onion Box.  There are Egyptian walking onions in the back.  From left to right Spanish sweet onions started from sets, Valencia Sweet onions started from seed and yellow onions stated from sets.
 The potato box growing in Hay.  They are starting to blossom and need to get more hay up around the plants.  We have had so much rain it keeps packing down and now afraid of mold.
 Ace green bell peppers and egg plant.
 Green beans still sprouting.
 Hard to see but Burbank tomatoes in the back and Burpee Bush Early Big Boys in the front.
 Corn some volunteer potatoes from last year and some where there is Butternut Squash..
 Broccoli cabbage and cauliflower.  At least something is growing good in our cool rainy weather.
 3 Jersey Giant Paste tomatoes top right and the rest are Delicious.
 Back right 2 rows Burpee Bush early Big boy.  left Back what I call Dave's Italian Paste.  They are an heirloom seed from a friend that has been handed down through generations.  I was given the tomatoes last fall to extract and ferment the seed from them.  In front is a row of Green Bell Pepper, Jalapeno peppers and Hungarian Wax peppers.

 Cucumbers.  Way too many and a number of varieties all mixed together.

Tow more potted tomatoes in the little greenhouse that never got staked and are taking over.  All of the potted tomatoes are Burpee Early Big Boys and the seed was planted January 28th.


  1. It's all looking good! At least you are plaqued with all the diseases and bugs a lot of the gardeners are getting this year. I have to say that your cucumbers are bigger then mine. I just put the seeds in about a week ago.

    Have a nice Holiday weekend!!

  2. Your garden is looking good. Sure wish we had some of your rain.
    I have never been able to grow nice radishes due to our heat...even in spring.:(

  3. Robin my cucumbers were put in 2 weeks ago. So far no bugs or anything but the summer is young. I am about a week behind last year getting everything planted but hopefully it will all come on eventually.

    Thanks Jean. Some years I have good radishes other years nothing. I haven't had to worry about hot that is for sure and we got another .3" of rain this morning and doesn't look like we will see the sun today.